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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116-118

Survey of probiotic preparations and labeling practices in Indian market


National Centre for Microbial Resource, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yogesh S Shouche
National Centre for Microbial Resource, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune - 411 021, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_18_63

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A cross-sectional survey was conducted across 320 chemists shop in Pune city for their availability and labeling practices. The questionnaire revealed the data about the most sold probiotic preparations, their mode of sale, and their available forms such as tablet, capsule, and sachet. Top ten probiotic preparations were evaluated for labeling practice as per the existing regulations of the Indian Council of Medical Research-Department of Biotechnology, Indian guidelines. Majority of probiotic preparations were listing the best before date, viability, probiotic organisms, net quantity, and batch number, but none of them mentioned the health claims.






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